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Baton Rouge Chiropractic Care Relief for Back Pain and Fear of Back Pain

February 19, 2019

Have you noticed that if you see someone with a pin approach a balloon, you flinch or cover your ears? You know there is a pop coming. It is similar with Baton Rouge back pain. If you expect your back to hurt, it often is. Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers cares for back pain patients daily with that balloon-pop instinct for back pain’s intensity. Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers strives to help our Baton Rouge back pain patients feel back pain relief and learn to not expect their backs to hurt.


Researchers publish that perception of pain is shaped by both the expectation of pain (or no pain) and the actual sensation of pain. However, the greater the difference between the expectation and the pain, the less the expectation of pain or no pain influences the real experience of pain. (1) It's not surprising, then, that back pain patients - those with spondylosis, intervertebral disc disorders among others – have issues with depression. (2) They expect a life without back pain, yet they suffer with  back pain. There’s a disconnect between perception and reality. Caring for Baton Rouge back pain patients consists of not just treating the basis of back pain but its effects on the whole person, mind and body.


Patients fear Baton Rouge back pain. Patients want a diagnosis, pain control and imaging (often despite what the medical guidelines dictate). These perceived needs patient by patients with back pain influence patient outcomes. (3) Back pain specialists who know these perceived needs can deal with these needs, can discuss these needs and can explain how these needs are being met with the Baton Rouge chiropractic treatment plan. Your chiropractor wants what is best for you and your desired and deserved pain relief.


Fortunately, spinal manipulation proves itself worthy of use by Baton Rouge back pain patients as research reports that it may reduce the expectation of pain, the fear of movement and other related brain responses that chronic low back pain patients need. (As an aside, how were these findings documented? With amazing new MRI technology that investigates brain function and blood oxygen level signaling! Amazing!).  (4) Your Baton Rouge chiropractor at Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers delivers the gentlest type of spinal manipulation, Cox Technic, that itself is amazing. Another research study reported that manipulation and mobilization likely decrease pain and increase function for chronic low back pain. Manipulation has a better effect than mobilization. Both appeared to be safe interventions leading the researchers to propose that a multimodal treatment plan may be encouraging. (5) Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers understands this to be true! Your treatment plan will consist of a mix of treatment approaches to help get you the relief you want.

Listen to this PODCAST with Australian chiropractor, Dr. Camercon McConville, on The Back Doctor’s Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson. Dr. McConville discusses how he incorporates a variety of treatment approaches to help his patients return to the activities they want to do without always feeling the fear of pain.

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Schedule your Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment at Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers. Together, you and Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers will help form positive perceptions of back pain relief potential with chiropractic care.

Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers offers a comprehensive Baton Rouge chiropractic treatment plan to help relieve the back pain and the fear and depression that sometimes accompany it.